What is another word for glistening?

Pronunciation: [ɡlˈɪsənɪŋ] (IPA)

Glistening is a wonderful word that captures the essence of something shiny, brilliant, and radiant. However, there are many other words that can be used instead of glistening depending on the context. Here are some options that can be used interchangeably with glistening: shimmering, sparkling, twinkling, glimmering, shining, gleaming, blazing, flickering, radiant, and dazzling. For example, instead of "The sun was glistening off of the water," one could say, "The water was shimmering in the sun," or "The sun was sparkling on the water." Synonyms are a great way to spice up your writing and add variety to your vocabulary.

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What are the hypernyms for Glistening?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for glistening?

Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings to other words. In the case of "glistening," some of the antonyms include dull, matte, and tarnished. Dull refers to something that is lacking brightness or shine, while matte refers to something that is intentionally not shiny, with a flat appearance. Tarnished, on the other hand, refers to something that is dull, faded, or discolored due to corrosion or wear. Other antonyms for glistening include rough, cloudy, and opaque. These words evoke images of something that is not shiny or radiant, and instead, may be covered in grime or lack any reflective qualities.

What are the antonyms for Glistening?

Usage examples for Glistening

Just in front and below him were the glistening tracks.
"Leo the Circus Boy"
Ralph Bonehill
She leaned forward with glistening eyes.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
His long neck reached out, the glistening fangs closed, and a young walrus struggled in the air.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Glistening

  • Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster.
    Cyril Connolly
  • Frank Jane, since I've met you I've noticed things that I never knew were there before birds singing, dew glistening on a newly formed leaf, stoplights.
    Naked Gun From the Files of Police Squad
  • Making models was reputed to be hugely enjoyable... But when you got the kit home and opened the box the contents turned out to be of a uniform leaden gray or olive green, consisting of perhaps sixty thousand tiny parts, some no larger than a proton, all attached in some organic, inseparable way to plastic stalks like swizzle sticks. The tubes of glue by contrast were the size of large pastry tubes. No matter how gently you depressed them they would blurp out a pint or so of a clear viscous goo whose one instinct was to attach itself to some foreign object—a human finger, the living-room drapes, the fur of a passing animal—and become an infinitely long string. Any attempt to break the string resulted in the creation of more strings. Within moments you would be attached to hundreds of sagging strands, all connected to something that had nothing to do with model airplanes or World War II. The only thing the glue wouldn’t stick to, interestingly, was a piece of plastic model; then it just became a slippery lubricant that allowed any two pieces of model to glide endlessly over each other, never drying. The upshot was that after about forty minutes of intensive but troubled endeavor you and your immediate surroundings were covered in a glistening spiderweb of glue at the heart of which was a gray fuselage with one wing on upside down and a pilot accidentally but irremediably attached by his flying cap to the cockpit ceiling. Happily by this point you were so high on the glue that you didn’t give a shit about the pilot, the model, or anything else.
    Bill Bryson
  • Knights of the Rosy Cross, they bore Its weight within the heart, but wore Without, devotion's sign in glistening ruby bright; The gall and vinegar they drank alone, But to the world at large would only own The wine of faith, sparkling with rosy light.
    Margaret Fuller
  • Aren’t we all, in one way or another, trying to find a solution to the problem of reality? If I get this job, this girl, this guy, these shoes. If I pass this exam, eat this pizza, drink this booze, go on this holiday. Learn karate, learn yoga. If West Ham stay up, if my dick stays up, if I get more likes on Facebook, more fancy cookbooks, a better kitchen, cure this itchin’, if she stops bitching. Isn’t there always some kind of condition to contentment? Isn’t it always placed in the future, wrapped up in some object, either physical or ideological? I know for me it is, and as an addict that always leads me to excess and then to trouble. Do you feel like that? Are you looking for something? It’s not just me, is it? Do you sometimes feel afraid, self-conscious, lonely, not good enough? I mean, you’re reading this, so you must want to change something. Don’t leave me out on a limb, all vulnerable and exposed. Are you reading this on a yacht, through your Ray-Bans with, I dunno, a pair of glistening Russian sisters and a gob oozing with lobster juice as the sun shines down on you and the sisters smile up at you? And even if you are, especially if you are, is it working, behind the salty tang and priapic pang, is it real, is it real, is it like God is holding your hand?
    Russell Brand

Related words: glittering, glistening eyes, glittering diamond, shining, sparkling, shine

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